Archive for the ‘Mac Hardware’ Category

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

***PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT DOING IPAD REPAIRS AT THIS TIME***

That is right folks, New England PC and Web is proud to announce that we now offer iPad and iPhone repairs for our Massachusetts customers. (ok really for anyone!) We have been servicing and repairing Apple products for the last 5 years and have become one of the premier New England Apple repair shops! We have been waiting for the right time to launch our new line of Apple mobile product support services and now is the time. We carry only the highest quality OEM and OEM compatible parts so you can be sure you are getting only the best service and parts when you come to us. We are the leaders in customer service, just ask any one of our over 1200 customers and you will find that we ALWAYS answer our phones, we always keep the customers in the loop and we are ALWAYS fair and honest with every repair service we provide.

Here are just some of the iPhone and iPad services we provide to our customers:

iPad 3G and iPad Wifi Repairs:

  • iPad Broken or cracked LCD screen repair
  • iPad 3G Complete Front Glass, Digitizer and Frame repair
  • iPad Wifi Complete Front Glass, Digitizer and Frame repair
  • iPad 3G and Wifi Home Button repair
  • and much more (speakers, headphone jack, etc)
  • Click here for more information and pricing

iPhone 4 Verizon and AT&T Repairs:

iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS Repairs:

Call us today, we have all the parts in stock and ready for repairs! Our service is done at our West Bridgewater facility and typical turnaround is 24 hours and even while you wait on some of them.

 iPhone and iPad repair Boston

389 West Center St West Bridgewater, MA 02379

508-443-3402

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Mac OS 1.6.3 Snow Leopard

Here is the scenario

You go out and buy the new Snow Leopard Mac OS , get home and insert the CD in your Intel based Mac. Everything is looking good until the machine reboots to do the install and you get the message “Mac HD” can’t be used because it doesn’t use the GUID Partition Table Theme.” and then the install stops and wants you to format the partition , which erases all your data.

The reason is the drive you are running 10.4 on may be using the Apple Partition Map (APM) which will not work with 10.6. Usually the APM was used for the older PPC but we have seen it on hard drives that have been replaced or cloned from another machine, esp and older PPC machine.

There is really no good work around we found or a way to straight upgrade the 10.4 machine to 10.6 if it is using APM.

Here is a work around for some you techies and home nerds that should help you get around this issue.

You will need the following:

  • OS 10.6.3 Snow Leopard disk ($29)
  • An external hard drive that is at least the same size as the internal one that can be formatted
  • Time (The clones take awhile to run, but you can set it and forget it pretty much!

What we first did was erase the external hard drive through the Disk Utility on the Mac, and then we partitioned the entire drive using the GUID partition. Make sure you name it similar but just a little different so you know which one is which. When it is done you can rename it to what it was before the upgrade.

We then used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the 10.4 internal disk to the newly formatted external hard drive with the GUID partition.

Once that was complete we made sure we could boot off the external drive (hold option during boot) and could access the system. Once that was verified we booted off the OS 10.6.3 Snow Leopard DVD and instead of choosing the internal disk to upgrade (since we can’t) , we chose the external hard drive to upgrade.

The upgrade went pretty smooth and once done it booted up with the external drive and now we have a fully functioning 10.6.3 install while still retaining all of our data and settings.

Now what do you do since the internal hard drive is still 10.4 and untouched?

Well, once you verify 100% that the 10.6.3 install is working on the external, just boot to the external disk (may already be on it) and run Carbon Copy Cloner again except this time you are going to first format the internal disk the same way we did the external. Erase and then partion using GUID. Now you clone from external back to internal, boot and verify.

You are all set now. You have all of your settings, data and applications and you are running 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.

I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn’t and we feel it saves some time and trouble in the long run.

Don’t want to do this yourself? Give us a call or just bring down your Mac Laptop or Desktop and we will do it for you!

New England PC and Web

389 West Center St

Suite C

West Bridgewater, Ma 02379

508-443-3402

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Look out West Bridgewater and the Bridgewater areas! NEPCW is coming back to town! Opening 4/1/2009

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK!

Although our current location in Brockton is only about 2 miles from our new location (as of 4/1/2009) in West Bridgwater, we feel like it is a big move and we should let everyone know about it! :)

We will still be servicing all of our favorite towns in the south shore like Brockton, Bridgewater, Sharon, Easton, Norton, etc…

What do we offer and why is your company special? Well, let me tell you!

1.We are one of the only repair shops that offer DC Jack Repair in house! This means your laptop does not leave of facility to get repaired, we do it all ourselves! We make sure we stock tons of DC Jacks so our turn around is fast! Mac and PC.

2.We are also one of the only repair shops in the area that service Mac (Apple) laptops , desktops and software support for home and businesss customers!

3.We are the leading Laptop LCD Screen replacement (PC or Mac) shops in Massachusetts and maybe all of New England!

4.We are super friendly and believe in putting all of our customers first to ensure they have a great experience each and everytime!

5. We are also offer superb IT Consulting for small to medium companies all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island and parts of New Hampshire! Windows Server Support, Exchange, Web design, and more.

Here is a quick list of some of the customers we have the pleasure to work with on a daily basis:

Boston Police Superior Offices Federation

Gazelle Soluitions LLC

Au Bon Pain

Remax Advanced

Kenwood Tire

Community Rehab Centers

And so many more!

So come down and visit us today!

Thanks for reading!

Paul